Instrument 1 4+

Artiphon, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 2.9 • 8 Ratings
    • Free



This is the iOS companion app for the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. Connect the INSTRUMENT 1 device to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod using the provided USB-to-Lightning cable, download the Artiphon app, and immediately start exploring and combining an intuitive palette of musical sounds, techniques, and features.

• Use the Artiphon app to play a custom-built collection of sounds that includes: guitar, violin, piano, drums, ukulele, bass, vibes, wind, bells, organ, electric piano, square wave, sine wave, and triangle wave.

• Design your own instruments by combining techniques, sounds, and tunings, and then save those custom presets to your personal library.

• Use this app to choose the modes and methods for playing your INSTRUMENT 1. Modes include Fretted, Fretless, Grid, and Pad. Methods include Strum, Bow, Slide, Tap, and iBow.

• Use the app to configure and store custom presets that you can then access when connecting your INSTRUMENT 1 to your favorite music software like Ableton Live, GarageBand, Logic, MainStage, Cubase, and more.

• Use the Artiphon app’s built-in arpeggiator to automatically cycle through notes and chords in Fretted, Fretless, Grid, and Pad modes.

• Use the app’s iBow feature to play the INSTRUMENT 1 using your iPhone or iPod as a virtual bow.

• The INSTRUMENT 1 can also be played with any iOS, OS X, or PC program that accepts MIDI. Try the INSTRUMENT 1 with other iOS apps including GarageBand, Animoog, ThumbJam, and dozens more.

• To customize your INSTRUMENT 1 when connecting it to a Mac or PC, download the desktop Preset Editor app from

We invite you to report any issues you observe while using the app to: Thanks!

What’s New

Version 1.3.4

We’ve fixed some formatting issues that caused the screen to get cut off in certain views. Now you can see what you’re doing.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Fischyeti ,

Crashes the iPad every time I connect

The device is good and the software is ok, but it crashes my iPad every time I connect the instrument - not a good experience. As this is now a fairly “old” device I doubt this will get any attention but it’s very annoying.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, I'm sorry the app is giving you issues. Please reach out to our support team at and we'll be happy to resolve them. Thanks.

Jarsby ,

Waiting for an update for iPhone 12 mini

The app is confusing but functional—and they only way to manage the settings on the Instrument1, but it doesn’t display properly on the iPhone 12 mini screen. Settings are cut off and buttons and other selections unreachable.

It’s extremely frustrating to buy an excellent MIDI controller and have to use bargain basement software to configure it.

Still waiting months after the model was announced and released for what should be a minor issue to fix.

rexford82 ,

Please please please make it Aum 3!

I love the instrument but so much more can be done with it!

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thanks for leaving a review! We're always open to feedback about our instruments. Please feel free to reach out to us at with more details about what you're looking to do with INSTRUMENT 1.

App Privacy

The developer, Artiphon, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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